Tyne and Wear HER(4130): Newcastle, Central Station - Details
Title of image: Newcastle on Tyne Great Central Railway Station
Description: A print of the station. The caption reads 'Newcastle upon Tyne Great Central Station. Opened by her majesty the Queen August 1850.'
Additional info: pen and ink drawing
Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries/Newcastle Local Studies Railway Collection
Accession number: NCL 008802
Provider: Newcastle City Library
Copyright: All rights reserved, if you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries.
Newcastle, Central Station
Railway Transport Site
Newcastle Central Station was designed by John Dobson and built mainly in 1850. The massive portico designed by Thomas Prosser was added in 1863. Expansion in 1893 included construction of the Royal Station Hotel. The train shed roof was the first use of arched wrought iron beams, with a timber roof cladding. Originally it had three 60 foot spans, with the whole shed aligned on a curve to give platforms up to 1,335 feet (407 metres) long. The train shed was expanded to the south-west in 1894. LISTED GRADE 1
<< HER 4130 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, 1864, 6 inch scale, Northumberland, 97 I.M. Ayris, & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p.6 T.H. Fenwick, Group Engineer, 1994, Newcastle Central Station, Photographic Survey; W.W. Tomlinson, 1914, The North Eastern Railway - Its Rise and Development, pp 506 and plate XXVII; T. Faulkner and A. Greg, 1987, John Dobson Newcastle Architect 1787-1865, pp 78-80; Grace McCombie, 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead - Pevsner Architectural Guide, p. 23, 82-87